Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Elton John album gets belated vinyl release

Fifteen years after it was released on CD the 2001 Elton John album Song From The West Coast is out on vinyl. But only as part of a limited box set available through the English luxury fashion house Burberry. Both online and select stores. 800 numbered copies will be available.

Elton John has personally picked the six albums that together with a poster is included. So what albums did he pick?

'Elton John (1970)
17-11-70 (1971)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)

Elton, Madman and Captain Fantastic are all classic Elton John, and 17-11-70 is a live album that is highly regarded among fans. Songs From... got good reviews when it was released and that leaves Too Low For Zero as somewhat of odd choice as it is part of Elton's ... lesser period. It would be fun to hear why he picked these six for the box.

A box that will set you back 225 British pounds, clearly making it priced for the clientèle that shop at Burberry.

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